A Village Shop

ALEXANDER ABDO (1865-c.1930) Biography
SYMBOLISM (founded 1886) Biography

A Village Shop (United Kingdom, 1927)

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Oil on panel
Signed with monogram


44.50cm high
44.50cm wide
(17.52 inches high)
(17.52 inches wide)
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Exhibition History

London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, 1927, number 388

Description / Expertise

A Village Shop represents the feeling that all life is sacrificial. It's killing night at a butcher's shop in a nice old-fashioned village. The slaughter man is carrying on his work and an old woman is being served by the butcher. A little innocent child is standing looking on; a dog and a cat are also there, the cat looking at the dog from a window sill. Then in a tree close by is a carrion crow. There are likewise circles with indications of the cycles of time, and there is a shadowy cloud figure with pinions in an attitude as if imploring the heavens for help.